Hi-Fructose Volume 2 is second collection of Hi-Fructose magazines, this time issues 5-8. It is 300 pages, hard covered and was original released in 2010. There are so many artists featured in it like Camille Rose Garcia, Travis Louie, Audrey Kawasaki, Naoto Hattori, Marion Peck, Yoko d’Holbachie and more. Much like my review of their first volume, the things I love about the Hi-Fructose’s books are the generous size, and the quality of color and paper. The layout is done in much the same as the first Volume 1 and since it worked so well in the first there was no reason to change. I find it such a great way to consume the magazine and it just wonderful to curl up on the couch and flip through on a rainy day (or any day for that matter). For any fan of the new type of contemporary art that has been emerging for the last 10 years, it is really a great way to find new artists or see work by the artist you love. A lot of the artists featured in this book work through their website or art galleries (which is hard if you don’t live in New York or LA). Hi-Fructose really provides a medium in which to have a look into the type of modern art you will not find in your local Contemporary Art gallery. That is why I really the love about the magazine. Volume 2 also comes with 3 posters by artists James Jean, Marion Peck and Annie Owens, the posters are found inside the book and removable. I love the inclusion of these extra posters. There is no really negatives I can say about Volume 2, I found the articles very enjoyable to read and the layout is always what stands out to me. Its a wonderful way to find more artists, and to enjoy the ones you love who’s work you may have only seen on a computer monitor. I highly suggest picking it up if you are a fan of contemporary, low brow, surrealist or any new genre of art really.
Check out select photos of Volume II below: